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Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« on: May 22, 2003, 03:28:36 AM »
Wizkids!

Why, oh why, must you make such great games?

I've bought into it all...Mage Knight, Dungeons, Mechwarrior, Heroclix...only to put them down only because of lack of players and the collectibility of your games.  I still have more MK stuff than I know what to do with and still have my "Heroclix on a Budget" collection that I occasionally play with my friends.

And now, when I've put collectible games behind me, you release what I thought I could resist...a non collectible game.  Sigh.

I wasn't even tempted until I saw a random page advertising it and then went and downloaded the rules.  Sure enough, it looks to be a lot of fun.  Plus, it seems a lot cheaper to get into.  

I mean, I owned the original, FASA version of the rules and loved it then.  I thought your rules couldn't top it.  I think I may be wrong.  

Okay, I think I've proven to you, my TWG friends, that I am the weakest willed gamer on the planet.  Seriously.

Now I must find a way to afford this game and get everyone I know to play it...

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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2003, 04:22:34 AM »
Ha!

You did not spend $225 on a Tau army... on a impulse.

Games Workshop own me, mind, body and soul....
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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2003, 12:15:08 PM »
If you do buy Crimson Skies, Pleasington, you have to write us a review and try to convince me that it's cool. I think it looks dumb, dumb, dumb.
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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2003, 02:28:15 PM »
I still think I have enough will to resist, Fell

And I don't know about the "aces" rules for playing characters as they weren't in the download, but the rules for dogfights are pretty solid.  We'll see how long I last.

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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2003, 02:17:16 PM »
The dogfights, I admit, look pretty cool. But the aces...I can't even bring myself to comment on the idea, since it rots my brain.
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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2003, 11:33:40 PM »
Hey, I love Crimson Skies and I am having to resist mightily not to succumb to the Dark Side and spend insane amounts of money on it.  So far I just have the basic box and two sets of minis, but I have a feeling this will grow.  I'm not sure of the aces, but I am willing to give them a try before I say yea or nay.

Now all I want is a custom made Fokker triplane.
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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2003, 01:15:55 PM »
I bought the rules and a pack of planes (the Broadway Bombers, cause those Grummans just look so cool)
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Re: Arg! Crimson Skies (A Lament to Wizkids)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2003, 04:46:17 AM »
I'm glad I decided not to jump back into either Mechwarrior nor Mage Knight as WK just screwed up what, to me, was one of their biggest selling points...their campaigns.

Things are really geared now to the people who play WK games non stop at all expenses.  

Sad, really.  Read about it here: http://www.wizkidsgames.com/article.asp?frame=events&cid=37898